Azerbaijan and Russia to enhance mutual ties

Azerbaijan and Russia to enhance mutual ties

Russian Minister of Economic Development Alexey Ulyukayev has just visited Azerbaijan. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin are also scheduled to pay a visit to the Caucasian country soon.

According to Vladimir Yevseyev, the head of the Caucasus Department of the CIS Institute, these visits show that bilateral cooperation between the two countries is developing successfully.

"Bilateral cooperation between Russia and Azerbaijan is manifold," the expert says. "I guess one of the aims of these visits is to discuss integration projects in the region, to decrease the tensions raised by Armenia's integration into the Eurasian Union."

Among other issues to be discussed are US-Azerbaijani relations and Azerbaijan's role in Russian-Iranian cooperation projects, the expert notes.